Orange CPO Dwarf Crayfish (Cambarellus patzcuarensis var. 'Orange')

$6.00
The orange colour morph of the originally brown-coloured Dwarf Crayfish is, due to its small size (males approximately 1.20 inch, females around 1.50 inch), nicely suited for smaller tanks, too (starting at 5 gallons). Their life expectancy is around 2 years.

Dwarf Crayfish are not overly demanding when it comes to water parameters ...
A pH of 6.5 - 9.0, temperatures of 64 - 77 °F and a total hardness of at last 6 °dGH are sufficient to make them happy.
All in all, dwarf crayfish are easy to keep and quite undemanding invertebrates.

They ought to be fed a varied diet (frozen food, vegetable food and granules of all kinds).

Tank decoration
When it comes to tank decoration, the CPO prefers many places to hide (rocks, driftwood, plants) and lots of brown autumn leaves. The young crayfish can remain in the parents' tank to grow up. Orange Dwarf Crayfish are rather peaceful towards other tank inhabitants like shrimp and do not predate on them as a rule, and they are not known to eat plants normally.
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